Wyoming Stories: Joan Paige On Her Grandfather, The Battle Of Milk Creek, And ‘Ladies of the Night’

Jun 2, 2014

Joan Paige
Joan Paige
Credit Micah Schweizer

Joan Paige’s family has lived in the Equality State for almost as long as it’s existed. In 1889, her grandfather, John Mahoney, was stationed just outside of Rawlins at Fort Steele. In this story, she tells of circumstances that brought him west, and the dubious nature of late-19th century frontier towns.